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Simpson Book Collection – History of Westboro– 1927 reprint – 1927 Advertisements –Where was PALM BEACH?

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Simpson Book Collection – History of Westboro– 1927 reprint – 1927 Advertisements –Where was PALM BEACH?

Facsimile of 1927 under original title: “History of Westboro, Ontario.” 82pp., ill., maps, folding ill. Interesting period ads published in 1980-From the Simpson Book Collection-Ed and Shirley’s Simpson –Historic Books — the List

There was an interesting ad about Palm Beach. I found a few newspaper clippings, so hopefully someone will add to it. Highway 15 was first designated as a provincial highway in 1920, although its original route was quite a bit different than the route that we are familiar with today.Highway 15 was extended along the Queensway concurrently with Highway 7 from the Richmond Road Interchange to the Greenbank Road Interchange, where the highway ended at Highway 17. The concurrent route of Highway 7/15 between Carleton Place and Ottawa was discontinued in the early 1970s, when Highway 15 was truncated at Carleton Place.

So where was Palm Beach listed as being in Westboro, on the March Road on Highway 15?

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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
06 Mar 1946, Wed  •  Page 17
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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
25 Jul 1928, Wed  •  Page 21
CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
19 Apr 1932, Tue  •  Page 6
CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
07 Sep 1935, Sat  •  Page 19
CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
15 Aug 1931, Sat  •  Page 19

CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
07 Aug 1939, Mon  •  Page 5
CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
17 Jul 1925, Fri  •  Page 2
CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
07 Jul 1931, Tue  •  Page 6
CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
30 Jun 1931, Tue  •  Page 6
CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
25 Jan 1932, Mon  •  Page 8
back cover of History of Westboro 1927 reprint

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John Irvin30 minutes

My guess is that “Palm Beach” morphed into the “Ottawa Beach” I went to as a kid. Currently this is the Eastern section of Andrew Haydon Park.

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Tales You Did Not Know About—Charles Lindbergh Landed in Carleton Place

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Tales You Did Not Know  About—Charles Lindbergh Landed in Carleton Place

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
02 May 2015, Sat  •  Page 4

Someone dropped off this huge pile of aviation files/ notes in my mailbox and I can’t remember who did it. So if it was you, please tell me, so I can give due credit. This page has Duncan Rogers name printed at the bottom so I assume the information originally came from him.

” I remember working late quite often in those days and on occasion would talk with Tony Percy the caretaker. One day when we were chatting he told me that Charles Lindbergh had landed his plane in Carleton Place. Tony told me that during the 1920s Charles Lindbergh and a group of pilots came to Ottawa shortly after his historic trip across the Atlantic Ocean to help with the 1927 celebrations in Ottawa. The Silver Jubilee celebrations had been delayed because of the war”.

“At any rate, Tony told me that one of his planes developed engine problems while flying over Carleton Place so they all landed here at about where McNeely Avenue is today. One of the engines was repaired and they flew on to Ottawa. During those very celebrations in Ottawa one of Lindbergh’s pilots, Thad Johnson accidentally hit another place over Parliament Hill and he was killed”.

With only 300 feet between his doomed plane and the ground, Johnson’s parachute barely had time to open before he slammed to earth, dying instantly in front of the crowd.

On July 3, with bells tolling, Johnson’s flag-draped coffin was placed on a carriage that made its way to Ottawa’s Union Station, where the unlucky aviator was put on a train back to Michigan. Crowds lined Wellington Street as the cortege passed. At the train station, a firing party assembled for a three-volley salute as a band played The Last Post and The Star Spangled Banner. As the funeral train slowly steamed out of the station and along the Rideau Canal, an aircraft was spotted dropping out of the grey skies above. It was Lindbergh circling above the train. In tribute to his fellow flyer, Lindbergh cut the engine of the Spirit of St. Louis and quietly glided his aircraft to within a few feet of Johnson’s car. He cast an armful of flowers out of his plane before climbing back into the clouds and turning home to the U.S.

There’s a short road near the Ottawa airport that bears the curious name of Thad Johnson Private. It’s not particularly notable, save for its location by the FedEx depot, but now you know the rest of the story.

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Your Grandmother’s 1927 Wesson Fruitcake Recipe

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Your Grandmother’s 1927 Wesson Fruitcake Recipe
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This fruitcake is probably circulating within the family since Great Grandma made it in 1927.This Wesson Oil fruitcake recipe was published in the January 1927 issue of Ladies Home Journal. Pass it on. Great-Grandma would be proud

Wesson’s Famous Fruit Cake

Ingredients
  • 1 cup Wesson Oil
  • 1½ cups brown sugar, packed
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups sifted Gold Medal flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 cup pineapple, apple or orange juice
  • 1 cup chopped candied pineapple
  • 1 cup thinly sliced citron
  • 1½ cups whole candied cherries
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped dried figs
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped Diamond Walnuts
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped mixed nuts
Instructions
  1. Mix together oil, brown sugar and eggs in a bowl. Vigorously beat with a spoon or electric mixer for two minutes.
  2. Sift together 2 cups of flour and rest of dry ingredients. Stir into oil mixture alternately with the juice.
  3. Sift remaining cup of flour over combined fruits and nuts. Pour batter over fruit and mix.
  4. Line 2 greased loaf pans with paper. Pour batter into pans. Place a pan of water on lower rack of oven.
  5. Bake cakes for 2½ to 3 hours in a slow oven (275 degrees). *Mine took 2½ hours to bake*
  6. Cool on racks without removing paper. When cool, remove paper and seal in a covered container in a cool place to ripen.

Stephen Giles Photos

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Maintaining a 90 year old tradition…. Stephen Giles
Normally I bake these on November 11th but this year decided to get an early start. The recipe is from an Ottawa Journal newspaper clipping my Grandmother clipped from the Ottawa Citizen in 1927.

 

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As Stephen told me:

Soak it Jamaican rum And wrap in cheesecloth, plastic wrap and foil
Keep in cool spot. I put it in refrigerator. Because there’s so much fruit, at room temp you can’t cut them

 

 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

 

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The Smith’s Falls Ghost Story of 1927

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The Smith’s Falls Ghost Story of 1927

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The year of 1927 will always be remembered by the residents of Smith’s Falls. It was nothing but a wacky year with sightings of ghostly figures roaming through the Anglican church cemetery. Things got so out of hand the stories made the International press and night after night some of the citizens of Smith’s Falls hung out at the cemetery hoping to see one of these ghosts.

After a few weeks of  seeing nothing but shivering ghost fans everything petered out and the vigil was over. Later, upon examination of the cemetery a deep pit was found covered over in planks. Lodged in the centre was a trap door with a hangman’s noose clinging to it covered in red, which turned out to be paint.

An explanation could never be found and the young lads of Smith’s Falls hoping the ghostly spirit would not die sent letters from spirits to the local police. After a lengthy investigation everyone laughed the whole thing off.

So what really happened that year? Was it the local lads? Or was it something from beyond that will never be explained?

 

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True Ghost Story: The Ghost of James (True Smiths Falls Ghost Stories)

Location:Smiths FallsOntarioCanada

The following report was sent by Kenneth on Dec 14, 2006:

“Well it’s not much of a story as it’s me recounting some eerie things that sparked my interest in ghost research in the first place. We lived in a house that was close to 100 years old, it was a nice early 20th century home with big rooms and a nice hard wood floor. The house itself was built in 1905 and it had a fire sometime in the 30’s or 40’s which took out the back wall of the house as well as a chimney.

That was just to place you at the scene. When I was young there were some very strange things that happened in this house. There were numerous occasions where we would all be sitting downstairs in the living room of the house and we could hear heavy boot steps going from one end of the house to the other. They were definately boot steps. This was not an old house settling. I would know those sounds anywhere. This was distinct foot steps going from one end of the house to the other. They were really frequent at times especially at night. Being the rational person I am I have tried to rule out the possibility of a ghost in my house but it always creeps back.

One night my brother awoke to seeing a hand crawling up the wall with a reddish tinge. My dad ran in and turned on the lights and no more hand. Now I was not a direct witness to this at all I was not even 2 years old then. I don’t know how to explain this one at all. There are many possibilities.

Last but not least, James saved my life in a way. I was very inebriated after a party at my house and all was done and over. I was alone in my room there was no-one else in the house as they had all left for the night. It was about 3 AM and I was definitely ready to crash. As I did, I had not been asleep for ten minutes when I was jerked awake by a cold force. And I heard MY NAME called three times. As I was really freaked out I was still inebriated and I rolled over. The point is that I was praying to the bucket all night long after that. If I had not have rolled over I would have choked on my own stupidity for sure as I was lying on my back. Strangely enough that is the only thing I can remember from that night.

Any who to conclude with my all too common account I did get some closure and that is also how I put it all together. I came Home from College with my Wife and our son. I had asked my mother if she had heard the “footsteps” lately as a joke. She quickly replied that James was still around in the house and keeping an eye on things. I asked her how she knew his name and she mentioned that in a particular part of the home she would always get images flashing in her head of a WW2 soldier. One time she just got a name, so she looked it up and sure enough the parents of James were the first owners of the house. I asked the living family members about a soldier and they verified that he had been shot in the war. Had he come back home to the place he loved. I will never know but its how I became interested in ghosts and paranormal activities.”

Kenneth sent the following update into their website on Nov 2, 2007:

“Its not much of a story per say more just to follow up on the story I wrote in 2006 about “James”. I found out his actual name is Norman D. Tysick. He was a private in WW2 and died at the age of 26 somewhere in the Italian campaign. Dug up some old census records and voting records. According to his relatives he had fought with his parents before leaving for the War.

Just to correct some of my mistakes. This information is actual government recorded  as there were only 2 casualties with the last name Tysick in WW2 and none in WW1.

For all those people out there. A ghost can be a scary experience, but now that I know who mine was I feel more respect for him than FEAR.

 

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)

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Friday October the 13th– 6:30.. meet in front of the old Leland Hotel on Bridge Street (Scott Reid’s office) and enjoy a one hour Bridge Street walk with stories of murder mayhem and Believe it or Not!!. Some tales might not be appropriate for young ears. FREE!–

 

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Here we go Carleton Place– Mark Your Calendars–
Friday October the 13th– 6:30.. meet in front of the old Leland Hotel on Bridge Street (Scott Reid’s office) and enjoy a one hour Bridge Street walk with stories of murder mayhem and Believe it or Not!!. Some tales might not be appropriate for young ears. FREE!–

Join us and learn about the history under your feet! This year’s St. James Cemetery Walk will take place Thursday October 19th and october 21– Museum Curator Jennfer Irwin will lead you through the gravestones and introduce you to some of our most memorable lost souls!
Be ready for a few surprises along the way….
This walk takes place in the dark on uneven ground. Please wear proper footwear and bring a small flashlight if you like.
Tickets available at the Museum, 267 Edmund Street. Two dates!!!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1211329495678960/

OCT 28th
Downtown Carleton Place Halloween Trick or Treat Day–https://www.facebook.com/events/489742168060479/

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